Academic Calendar 2023-2024

TERM STARTS

WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST at 08:35. Gate opens 08:25.

MID TERM BREAK

School closes on FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER 14:15.
School Re-opens MONDAY 6th NOVEMBER at 08:35. 
Gate opens at 08:25.

PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS

13th November-24th November. Teachers will be in touch nearer time to organise meeting roster.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon Friday 22nd DECEMBER
School Re-opens Monday 8th JANUARY at 8.35am.
Gate opens at 08:25.

SAINT BRIGID'S DAY BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 5th February. School Closed.

MID TERM BREAK

School closes FRIDAY 9th FEBRUARY at 14:15.
School Re-opens MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY at 08:35.

Gate opens at 08:25.

ST PATRICK'S DAY

School closes MONDAY 18th MARCH.

EASTER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon FRIDAY March 22nd.  
School Re-opens MONDAY 8th APRIL at 8.35.
Gate opens at 08:25.

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

School closed Monday 6th MAY & TUESDAY 7th MAY.
School reopens Wednesday 8th May at 08:35.
Gate opens at 08:25.

ANNUAL STANDARDISED TESTING

Last three weeks of May.
Monday 13th May-Friday 31st May.

JUNE BANK HOLIDAY

School closed MONDAY 3rd & TUESDAY 4th JUNE 
School Re-opens WEDNESDAY 5th JUNE at 08:35.
Gate opens at 08:25.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon on Friday 28th JUNE

Details regarding Staff Training Days, First Holy Communion, Confirmation & 6th Class Graduation will be shared when we have dates.

  Academic Calendar

 School Calendar

Grotto Place, Booterstown, Co. Dublin A94 AC97
01-2886830
Thursday, February 22, 2024
01-2886830
8:35 - 14:15
  01-2886830

The Board of Saint Mary's Boys' National school manages the school on behalf of the patron and is accountable to the patron and the Minister. The principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, including guidance and direction of the teachers and other staff of the school, and is accountable for that management.

The Board adopts a child-centred approach to all of its work. It also has regard to the efficient use of resources (particularly the grants provided by the State), the public interest in the affairs of the school and accountability to students, parents and the community. The Board upholds the characteristic spirit (ethos) of the school and is accountable to the patron for so doing.

The Board of Management of Saint Mary's is the corporate body which takes responsibility for all aspects of school life - its role now described under the following headings:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching and Learning.     

The Board works closely with the Staff and the Parents, ensuring that there is regular consultation and good communication to achieve the highest possible outcomes in the teaching and learning and the management and leadership of Saint Mary's. 
The Board also supports and is supported by a very active Parents Association.
The structure of the Board of Saint Mary's is according to the Catholic Primary School Managers Association and consists of:

  • 2 Patron's Nominees
  • Principal and Teacher
  • Parent Nominee: father
  • Parent Nominee: mother
  • when these 6 people have been elected, they then agree on the two representatives from the wider community.

The Board of Management of Saint Mary's currently these includes:

Mary O' Reilly (Chairperson) Archbishop's Nominee
Ms. Therese O' Donoghue  Archbishop's Nominee
Mr. Noel Scully Principal/Secretary
Ms. Aoife Cartwright  Teachers' Nominee
Ms. Roisín Keaney  Parent Nominee
Mr. Johnny Carroll  Parent Nominee
Mr. John Fitzpatrick  Community Nominee - Treasurer
Ms  Ann Burke  Community Nominee

The Board meets once a month (or at least once a term) to discuss the running of the school and to discharge its legal and mandatory requirements as a Board. At the end of each meeting, an Agreed Report is formulated and shared with school staff and the Parents Association.

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